Leading Australian battlefield tour operator, Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours (MMBT) has launched a new commemorative tour to mark the 75th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin in February 2017.
The tour is priced from $1497 per person based on a twin share and ready to book immediately.
“For more than 20 years, MMBT has been leading pilgrimages to major battlefield sites throughout the world, including the Western Front, Germany, Gallipoli, Vietnam, Singapore and beyond,” said Managing Director, Peter Smith.
MMBT’s five-night 75th anniversary tour (16-21 February) will put visitors in the heart of the city for the emotive anniversary and commemorations. Key sites including Stokes Hill, Fort Hill Wharf, WWII airfields, Adelaide River War Cemetery and the Darwin Military Museum. Cruising Darwin’s iconic harbour is also part of the tour.
Citing recent major battlefield anniversaries, such as the 2015 Gallipoli Centenary, as drivers of recent awareness and growth in battlefield travel, Mr Smith added: “The Bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942, was the largest single attack ever mounted in this country, with a colossal 242 Japanese aircraft attacking Darwin’s harbour and township, sinking eight ships and killing more than 240 people,” added Mr Smith.
“The Bombing of Darwin anniversary tour provides an ideal opportunity for Australians to learn the local impact of World War II whilst discovering one of the country’s most naturally beautiful regions.”